Hours:


City Centre


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day



Poirier
  

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
 
 
Find 2018 closure information

 
 

Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Fall 2018 Story Time schedules at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Fall 2018 Story Time schedules at the Poirier branch 
 

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Sphero Robots for Kids and Parents

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, December 12 and 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

For children, grades 4 to 7, and a parent. In this two-workshop program, learn tips and tricks for driving and programming a Sphero robot. Beginner and intermediate Sphero users welcome.

Each parent-child pair should bring a compatible phone or tablet computer. To register, please call 604-554-7334.


Pyjama Story Time on Burke Mountain

Smiling Creek Activity Centre
3456 Princeton Avenue
Thursday Evenings, October 11 - December 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pyjama Story Time, 6:30 - 7:00 pm


Join us for a bedtime story at the new Smiling Creek Activity Centre. Bring your family for a fun, no cost evening of crafts, games and active play in the gym. Make yourself at home at Burke Mountain's newest hang out. All ages welcome.

Visit our mobile Library Link every Thursday evening until December 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.


Parent-Child Persian Mother Goose Program

MotherGooselogoforwebCity Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm




This program is in Farsi and English and is for parents and children aged birth to five-years-old. Learn how to use songs, rhymes and stories to help your child develop language and pre-reading skills. 

For more information, please call Fatemeh at 604-468-6023 or Jila Firouzmandi at 604-937-4142.


Parent-Child Mandarin Mother Goose Program 

- PROGRAM FULL -

MotherGooselogoforwebCity Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, October 3 – November 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am
NOTE: No session on October 31



This program is in Mandarin and is for parents and children 4 years old and under. Discover the pleasure and power of songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm and meaning of language.

To register, please call Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 (Mandarin).


Program & Events Guide - Fall 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2018 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.
  
Read it now on issuu or print the PDF version. Copies are also available at your local branch.










Burke Mountain Fire Hall Story Time

Join us Fridays for story time along with our regular Friday Library Link visit to Burke Mountain Fire Hall. Story times will be from 1:30 - 2:00 pm.






Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


 

All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
 
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


 
 

Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
 
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
       
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.

  • Computer Buddies
  • Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
       
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.

     

    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.

      

    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

     
    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.
     

     

     
    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9
    604-937-4141



    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)
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